Mini Guide to India



Diwali usually takes place in October or November and dates back to ancient times when people celebrated the summer harvest. In some regions, it’s associated with the story of Yama and Nachiketa, representing right versus wrong or knowledge versus ignorance. It’s the happiest holidays in India and it’s sometimes thought to be a mix of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Also called the “festival of colors,” Holi is the perfect way for visitors to experience a fun day in India. It represents the start of spring, and the date to leave conflicts and mistakes behind and forgive others. The streets become an arena for a water fight mixed with plenty of colored powder (make sure you wear old clothes as they’ll be ruined!).

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11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

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If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.